Tranquil Tomar: A break from Portugal’s tourist tumult

About 90 miles northeast of Lisbon, just east of the pilgrimage site of Fatima, is lushly green Tomar — a quaint town of about 20,000 residents, set under a historic fortress. It’s a place with lots of local ambience, yet remarkably untouristed — I hadn’t visited until very recently. It’s well worth a stop.

Tranquil Tomar: A break from Portugal’s tourist tumult